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Reviews 778 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm just entering my Junior year in Aerospace Engineering - one of the largest degrees on campus. First arriving on campus, I came in as one of the brighter students at my high school, completing as many honors courses as I could back in high school. I wasn't a jock nor "popular kid" then, however I was a bit of a extroverted book-worm that enjoyed thoughtful discussion and academic rigor as compared to watching football or wondering who's dating who.

Coming to Embry-Riddle, I found I was no longer the "best of the best", nor the only person who deeply enjoyed discourse and wondering about cerebral matters. Instead, I found I was surrounded by fellow students who were the tops of their classes as well, and were, in some ways, isolated for being curious and eccentric about learning back then.

At Embry-Riddle, intellectual conversation is not only encouraged, but is fostered, not due to the faculty or staff directly, but by the passionate and dedicated students already present on campus. They were dedicated to understanding and exploring in every sense, and in fact a Global Security and Intelligence Studies major and an Aviation Sciences major may come together on a Friday night to go stargazing with their Space Physics roommate even.

At Embry-Riddle, the only limits we have are our imaginations. Others may say, "The sky's the limit", however at a school where we train the best pilots, aerospace engineers and future intelligence agents of the world, we see the sky as only a barrier to conquer. We're a huge family here, and I am proud to be an Embry-Riddle Eagle.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Perfect school for my education during active military service.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For college during my active military service, Embry Riddle was the perfect school for me to attend.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are super close to campus and all of your classes. They are also close to the dining hall. They are small and the one i was in was the oldest building and kind of falling apart, but they just built a new housing building which is supposed to be nice.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not as big at my university as it is at a bigger state school. It is still expensive to join, but I heard that its a fun way to meet people and the parties are fun.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at my school are not the main focus for students or staff. It is fun to watch soccer and basketball games but they don't take over the students focus on academics. Our teams do good for our level, but we don't even have a football team, or cheerleaders.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Embry-Riddle is such a focused university which is what I was looking for. On the first day of class we begin learning valuable skills that will help us thrive in industry. We were able to listen to countless speakers that are in the workforce which enabled us to get an idea of our future in our desired fields of study.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Best school in the world for aeronautical engineering hands down.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Students come from all over the world to attend and is a moderately diverse school overall. Mostly white men, as it is a majorly STEM school.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: With 2 people per dorm room, drugs aren't very common INSIDE of the campus because RA's and other housing and campus safety officials are strict about drugs.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Quality of actual engineering courses is incredible. The quality of pre-requisite courses is average but still pretty good. Class sizes are pretty small so it's very focused. Courses are generally hands-on but it really depends on the type of class/how important it is to your major.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Riddle name is highly respected within the AE community and is a highly recommended school by many.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security officers on campus are always looking out for their students and students are very aware of the dangers that can occur, although I have never heard of any safety problems before.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not horrible, just bearable. All freshmen are required to stay on campus (unless they have a lot of incoming credits) with 6 people to a suite, containing 3 bedrooms (2 people each), and lounge. Kitchen was small but workable.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Although I am not a part of Greek life, I've seen them do great fundraisers and events for everyone, including non-Greeks. The frats are a little obnoxious sometimes, they know how to have a good time and are a nice part of the school. All of the sororities on campus are very nice because they're not-for-profit and they do more fundraisers than frats do.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Prescott campus got their first men's basketball team in Fall 2015 and although the first few games were fun to attend (Even though we expected them to get slaughtered every game. And they did.) people stopped attending after about their fourth game ever. The school wants to make an "athletes-only" gym which is a massive waste of money because they should focus on the existing gym which is tiny and seldom used because of how bad it is.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As an Embry-Riddle campus, the school has the best aerospace engineering program in the world, and deservedly so. Classes never have more than 45 students per classroom section so it is a very focused program. The professors are amazing: they are experts in their fields and actually enjoy teaching students getting ready to go out into their field of study as a career.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You'll get really amazing professors and some really horrible ones. However, most of mine have been great in every way. Classes are tough, but that's what this school is about.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The reputation of this school is amazing, and it has one of the highest returns on investment. Therefore, I hope I'll find a good job when I get out. There are lots of people on campus with connections that are very helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe & secure. There's lots of safety stuff in place

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Sorta depends on what dorm you sign up for. TBC is horrendous, but freshman housing was nice.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: No track team or football team, my two favorite sports. Brand new men's basketball team last year. Our cross-country teams made it to Nationals. Not a lot of school spirit or fan support because most people at this school are nerds, not jocks.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love my degree program, the professors, the location, and the small feel. What I don't like is the little opportunity for social life and a limited number of clubs, organizations, and sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are great. The low student to faculty ratio allows for a lot of one on one time with professors and they care about your understanding of the materials. The courses are challenging, but reasonable and achievable.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel almost guaranteed to get a job I want after graduation. Also, there are many opportunities for internships, study abroad, and company connections through the school.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an institution founded exactly 22 years after the Wright Brothers' historic 1903 lift-off at Kitty Hawk, N.C., is where students and academics take flight. With a focus on aviation, aerospace, and engineering, Embry-Riddle offers more than 40 degree programs, in addition to master's and doctoral paths. The academics are what most students rave about, as the courses are challenging and rewarding, although engineering majors are known for especially getting the brunt of the workload. But even though professors pack their syllabi with a lot of assignments and projects, they truly care about their students, and students are thankful for this attention, especially with how high the tuition is (you get what you pay for!). The instructors are so attentive because it’s a small school, but sometimes this smallness can be a drawback, especially when it comes to the athletic programs. Not many students participate in varsity athletics, and there is scarce school spirit to support these teams, so if you're hoping to see flying banners in addition to planes, you're more likely to see the latter. Good news for the ladies' spirits, though: Guys are plentiful on campus, making up approximately 80 percent of the population.

Located in beautiful Prescott, Ariz., Embry-Riddle experiences sunny weather nearly year-round, which may be a reason why the surrounding area is known as a retirement community with little nightlife. Many students travel to Phoenix for more exciting attractions, with the state capital being about an hour and a half from campus. But while the Prescott area consists of an older community, that means that the crime rate is relatively low, which makes students feel safe in their surroundings. Plus, everything on campus is mostly within walking distance, so there's no need to have a car. If you do have a car, though, parking is readily available. If you need to get off campus and don't have a vehicle, the best advice would be to make a friend with one. To get to the airport, the University offers free shuttles for students, and by the end of your time at Embry-Riddle, you'll probably be able to tell your pilot how to fly the plane.

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